Associate in Arts Degree

Chemistry Concentration


From subatomic particles to life-sustaining biochemical reactions and global interactions of the oceans and earth's atmosphere, Chemistry is the study of the properties and behavior of matter. Chemistry can be pursued as a major field of study leading to career options that include medicine, research, toxicology and analytical chemistry. Chemistry is also a required course for the study of other physical sciences.

Students who are matriculated and place into developmental math and/or English are required to begin the course sequence in the first semester. Please see an advisor with questions.

First Semester Credits
ENL101 M 3
BIO151 M 4
CHM151 M 4
MAT240 M 4
Second Semester Credits
ENL102 M 3
CHM152 M 4
MAT250 M 4
    3 (or) 4
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
Third Semester Credits
CHM251 M 5
PHY211 M 4
    Humanities & Fine Arts 3
    3 (or) 4
Fourth Semester Credits
CHM252   5
PHY212   4
    Humanities & Fine Arts 3
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
Total Credits 62

M Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.

The Associate in Arts degree does not indicate a specialized degree in a concentration. Students who complete this concentration will satisfy the requirements of MassTransfer. For additional information pertaining to degree requirements, please refer to Degree Requirements.

Chemistry Career Outlook

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